B, Progress and Accomplishments (Continued)
3. The Role of the Book in the Future project, co-sponsored with the
Center for the Book at the Library of Congress and the National Center
for Education Statistics, sponsored a meeting of 21 prominent citizens
including representatives of business, professors of science and
physics, a regional library system director, school of library and
information science staff, book publishers, and The Executive Secre-
tary of the American Library Association to study the role of the
book in the future and the influence of computers and video techno-
logies on books, reading, and the printed word. The committee report,
and that of two consultants, will be presented to the Congress in
4. A Project to Explore Procedures and Guidelines for Participation of a
Variety of Associations in the Accreditation of Programs in Library
and Information Science has been awarded to the American Library Asso-
ciation (ALA). ALA will be assisted, by eight other associations and
organizations Interested in accrediting library and information sci-
ence programs and in developing a set of procedures and guidelines
for evaluating such programs prior to accreditation.
C. Cost, Benefits, and Effectj veness:
o The FY 1984 program activities have generated an awareness of library
issues. New Direction in Library and Information Science Education
has been the focus of two major associations1 conferences, numerous
articles in the library press and presentations by the contractors.
o The Libraries and the Learning Society seminars1 report Alllance
for Excellence is influencing thousands of librarians and information
scientists.The report is discussed at each State library and education
Program Effectiveness: No data available.
D. Plansfor Program Improvement and Recommendations for Legislation:
No funds were requested for FY 1985.
E. Supporting Studies and Analyses Cited in Section C Above:
F. Other Supporting Data:
None.ol superintendents, parents, and others) defined the role of